Category — handmade
September 30, 2013
You probably have heard of Darby Smart by now. At Darby Smart, they turn designer’s simple DIY projects that range from home décor to jewelry into pre-packed kits that include chic materials and simple instructions. The kits contain everything you need to create your project. No more running around all over town to get all the supplies and tools needed to finish that project. Super clever, right?!
And I’m thrilled to announce that I teamed up with Darby Smart to design an exclusive DIY Kit for them and it was launched today YAY! It’s a Cross-Stitch Tote and I think you will love it. The kit comes with a lovely Black Baggu Duck Bag – we all love Baggu Bags, right? – and all the supplies, tools and step-by-step instruction needed to make this lovely tote. It’s only $29 (shipping included). Quantities are limited so get yours before they sell out!
A special thank you to my lovely shop Assistant Ashley Phillips for being my model for the photo shoot :)
Happy Making and I hope you enjoy the kit!
August 21, 2013
A few months ago Jen of My Three Sons and I held a fun “String Art” workshop at her lovely home in South Park, San Diego. It was so successful and fun that we’ve decided to continue the concept of making and mingling. After a lot of brainstorming we are excited to introduce you to “Urban Craft Camp” – creative craft workshops to inspire the maker in all of us. Our next class will be held at Progress, a modern boutique shop in South Park, San Diego and we’d love if you could join us for a great morning of crafting, mingling, and treats. We’ll show you how to create a one-of-a-kind tote bag incorporating hand printing, embroidery and other surface design techniques. Come Make + Mingle with us! Space is very limited so please go here to reserve your spot.
If you are interested in becoming involved and promoting your business please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always looking for creative minds to partner with.
Logo and flyer were designed by talented Marcie of Red Star Ink in case anyone is wondering :)
May 9, 2013
I’m so excited about our upcoming workshop. Jen of My Three Sons Designs and I are hosting a super fun string art workshop on saturday, June 8th and we are hoping you will join us. It will be a fun afternoon filled with fun people and delicious sips and snacks in lovely South Park, San Diego. Spots are super limited so please reserve your ticket here: In honor of Mother’s Day we are giving one workshop ticket away, so head over to my instagram feed and tag a friend for a chance to win. San Diego locals only. Winner will be announced on Monday, May 13 at 10am PST. If you are the selected winner and already purchased a ticket, we will refund your ticket fee.
I hope you can join us. xoxo, ana
March 27, 2013
So while I wait for this sweet baby girl to arrive I’ve been doing a lot of cleaning, organizing, nesting and thinking. Part of my new year’s resolution is to post on the blog more often, but things get busy and I sadly don’t post as often as I would like to. However, last week I created these cute easter projects with my son Ian and I thought it would be a shame not to share them with you guys. They are super easy to make and I bet you already have most of these supplies at home. Well, I hope you enjoy it.
For the bunny boxes: You’ll need is a gift box, felt, wiggly eyes, hot glue, pompom and a pen. Fill them with your favorites easter eggs and voilà! super easy, right? I sell these cute boxes in my shop if you ever need them.
For the bunny cans: You’ll need an empty tin can, fabric or paper to cover it, felt, wiggly eyes, hot glue and pompom. I used mod podge to glue and seal both fabric and paper to the can. Super easy! your kids will love making them :)
Happy Easter everyone!!! I hope my baby bunny arrives by this Sunday. I’m officially 40 weeks pregnant today and I can’t wait to meet her. xoxo, ana
January 29, 2013
I am excited to share that Anthropologie has asked me to host their Valentine craft event at their San Diego store in Fashion Valley! I love what they do and have been a huge fan of the store for the longest time. My friend and interior designer Jessica Packard will be joining me on this one and we will be showing you how to create a darling Valentine garland for you to take home with you. Join us for an afternoon of lovely crafts, mingling, fun packages and yummy sweets - and it’s all free folks. Are you getting excited? Spaces are limited, so be sure to RSVP here as soon as you can so you don’t miss out on the fun. Hope to see lots of you on the 9th at the Fashion Valley Anthropologie in San Diego! xoxo, ana
P.S. And if you don’t live in San Diego, don’t be sad. Here is a list of other Anthropologie Valentine-theme workshops hosted by some fantastic creatives.
Estou super animada em poder compartilhar com vocês que a Anthropologie, umas das minhas lojas preferidas dos Estados Unidos me convidou para liderar o evento do dia dos namorados na sua filial em San Diego. A minha amiga, blogueira e designer de interiores Jessica Packard será minha convidada especial e juntas nós vamos mostrar como criar uma romântica bandeirinha de dia dos namorados que vocês poderão levar para casa no final do evento. Será uma tarde super agradável com muito artesanato, boa companhia, lembrancinhas e guloseimas – e o evento é gratuito. Vocês estão se animando? Espaços são limitados, então confirme sua presença aqui o quanto antes possível. Espero vocês lá. Beijos, ana
Não fique triste se você não mora em San Diego. Aqui vai uma lista de todos os outros eventos dos dias dos namorados das lojas Anthropologie.
December 5, 2012
Don’t miss the Renegade fair in San Francisco. It’s a such a fun event with so many amazing handmade vendors. In San Francisco I will be sharing a booth with my lovely friend Marcie from Red Star Ink so if you are there please make sure to stop by our booth to say hello. xo, ana :-)
When: Saturday & Sunday, December 15th & 16th
Time: 11:00am – 06:00pm both days
December 5, 2012
Don’t miss the Renegade fair in Los Angeles. It’s a such a fun event with so many amazing handmade vendors. This holiday season I will be sharing a booth with my lovely friend Kristen from Pommes Frites so if you are there please make sure to stop by our booth to say hello. xo, ana :-)
When: Saturday & Sunday, December 8th & 9th
Time: 10:00am – 05:00pm both days
July 13, 2012
I’m so excited about the 4th Annual Renegade Craft Fair in Los Angeles. It’s such a fun event with so many amazing handmade vendors. I’ll be sharing a booth with my friend Kristen from Pommes Frites. Have you ever visited her shop? It’s so lovely, you will want to buy everything. So, if you are there make sure to stop by our booth to say hello. We would love to meet you. xo, ana :-)
Estou super animada com a quarta anual Renegade feira de artesanatos de Los Angeles. É uma feira de artesanatos super legal com uma diversidade bem grande de produtos feitos à mão. Eu vou dividir um estande com a minha amiga Kristen da loja Pommes Frittes. Você já visitou a loja virtual dela? É linda, você vai querer comprar tudo. Bom, se for ao show passe no nosso estande para falar um Oi. Nós adoraríamos te conhecer. Beijos, ana :-)
When: Saturday & Sunday, July 28th & 29th
Time: 11:00am – 07:00pm both days